Category Archives: Treatment of Fractured Teeth

Sloatsburg Endodontist

Sloatsburg Endodontist

One of the most common problems that our Sloatsburg endodontist sees in our patients at Rockland Endodontics is having a cracked or broken tooth. Teeth can crack for any number of reasons, but it usually happens when you use your teeth for something other that chewing, like to open something, or when you grind or clench your teeth often. If you have a cracked tooth, it will probably reveal itself through symptoms such as a sharp pain when eating or biting down, or sensitivity when the tooth is exposed to especially hot or cold temperatures. The pain may be fluctuating, and may be worse some days than others, and this can make it difficult for our Sloatsburg endodontist to identify which tooth is causing your trouble and to see if it is cracked or not.

Cracked Teeth Sloatsburg

Cracked Teeth Sloatsburg

Regularly chewing can move the pieces of the cracked tooth around, and this can cause further complications like an irritation of the pulp (conglomeration of soft tissue within the tooth). Chewing can also be painful when a tooth is cracked because once the biting pressure has been released the crack can temporarily close up and result in a quick, very sharp pain. If a cracked tooth is not treated, the pulp of the tooth will eventually become damaged and the pain in the tooth will be consistent. At this point, it is important to visit our Sloatsburg endodontist for treatment so that the pulp does not become infected, as that can put your gums and underlying bone at risk as well.

To learn more about cracked tooth syndrome and the other common dental problems treated by our Sloatsburg endodontist, we invite you to browse through the Rockland Endodontics website and to reach out to us if you have any specific questions or concerns that we can help you with. Feel free to give us a call and speak to one of our dental professionals during our regular office hours, or you can also send us a message anytime using the Contact Us form located on our website. We look forward to your next visit at Rockland Endodontics.

Sloatsburg Endodontics
300 North Middletown Road
Pearl River, New York 10965
(845) 694-7808

Nanuet Root Canal Specialist

Nanuet Root Canal Specialist

Every day your teeth are clenching, grinding, and chewing, behaviors which over time make your teeth vulnerable to cracks. With all the great general and restorative dentistry procedures available today, dentists are assisting their patients with keeping their natural teeth for longer than ever before! But over time, different types of cracks can cause pain in your teeth. Common symptoms of cracked teeth include pain while chewing, sensitivity to temperature changes, and the release of biting pressure. In most cases, pain and symptoms are sporadic and do not cause chronic discomfort.

There are five different types of cracks that can be treated by the Nanuet endodontists at Rockland Endodontics, including craze lines, fractured cusp, cracked tooth, split tooth and vertical root fracture. Craze lines are the most common type of crack, which affects only the outer enamel. Beyond causing a change in tooth appearance, these cracks are shallow and do not cause pain. A fractured cusp occurs when the chewing surface of the tooth becomes weakened and as a result may break off. A fractured cusp rarely damages the pulp so root canal treatment is not needed and the tooth is protected and strengthened by the placement of a dental crown.

Nanuet Endodontic Surgery

Nanuet Endodontic Surgery

The last three types of cracks are more serious and require immediate treatment by the Nanuet root canal specialists at Rockland Endodontics. Cracked tooth is a crack that extends beyond the surface of the tooth towards the root. Because the positioning of this crack, damage to the pulp is common, in which case root canal therapy is necessary to treat the injured pulp. However, if the crack extends below the gingival tissue line, the tooth will need to be extracted as it is beyond saving. A split tooth is a more advanced stage of a cracked tooth, with the tooth being separated into two distinct segments. In most cases, a split tooth cannot be saved. A vertical root fracture is a crack that begins in the root of the tooth and extends upward toward the chewing surface. Because they often show few symptoms, they may go unnoticed until the surrounding bone and gum become infected. In many cases, endodontic surgery at Rockland Endodontics can save the tooth from extraction.

To learn more about why and how we get cracks in our teeth, visit Rockland Endodontics to speak with our root canal specialists regarding the health and strength of your natural teeth as you age.

Nanuet Oral Pain
300 North Middletown Road
Pearl River, New York 10965
(845) 694-7808

Endodontics Pearl River

Endodontics Pearl River

Welcome to the dental offices of Rockland Endodontics, a specialty practice limited to endodontics, the art and science of saving your natural teeth. We offer a comprehensive approach to root canal therapy with unsurpassed superior service. With two convenient locations in Pearl River, New York and Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, we are passionate about enhancing and safeguarding your smile and providing you with a superior level of care in a comfortable, compassionate environment. Our Pearl River endodontists, skilled in the most advanced root canal therapy techniques, strive to not only meet but exceed your expectations.

Rockland Endodontic Services

Root Canal Therapy Pearl River

Root Canal Therapy Pearl River

At our Pearl River specialty practice, you will receive the highest quality root canal treatment in a friendly and pain-free environment. Our Rockland endodontists use the latest state-of-the-art equipment and cutting edge technology in all of our procedures and uphold the strictest sterilization techniques. Our most common endodontic services include: Advanced Root Canal Therapy, Evaluation and Diagnosis of Oral Pain, Endodontic Retreatment, Surgical Endodontics, Apicoectomies, Apexification, Treatment of Fractured Teeth, Dislodged Teeth, Avulsed Teeth, and Treatment of Cracked Tooth Syndrome.

Pearl River Root Canal Specialists

For your convenience, our North Middletown Road Endodontic office is open seven days a week, with hours that extend beyond the normal business day. Our staff is fluent in English, Spanish, German, Italian, and Indian.

We participate with most dental insurance plans. Below is a partial list of the insurances that we accept: Aetna PPO, Cigna PPO, Connection Dental, Delta PPO Premier, Dentamax, First Ameritas, Guardian PPO, and MetLife. If your insurance is not listed, call our office (845) 694-7808 and ask to speak to our billing specialist. We also accept personal checks and VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. There is also no- or low-interest financing available through Care Credit.

Rockland Root Canal Therapy
300 North Middletown Road
Pearl River, NY 10965
(845) 694-7808